Under certain conditions a student may apply for a deferred examination. If you miss a final examination for medical or compassionate reasons, you may be granted a deferred examination. Travel plans are not an acceptable reason to miss examinations. Deferring an examination is a privilege and may not always be granted.
To apply for a deferred examination, you must report to the advising office of your home faculty*, in person, within 48 hours of the date of the missed examination, and provide supporting documentation (such as a medical certificate). The dates of your illness or affliction must correspond to the dates of the examination. If your request is approved, you will, in most cases, be offered the opportunity to write another examination within 30 working days from the end of the examination series from which the examination was deferred.
*Students in Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources programs report to the Dean's office, room 440 in the Wallace Building. Students completing the B.A. Geography (General) program via distance and on-line education should contact the Dean's office at (204)-474-7252 or email email@example.com
For more information, also see the Deferred and Missed Exams section of the Registrar’s Office website.
*Requests to defer mid-term tests written during the lecture period are at the discretion of the professor and/or department. The Riddell Faculty Dean’s office makes decisions regarding deferral requests for final exams only. These requests are typically granted on documented medical or compassionate grounds. We do not hear requests for deferrals for missed term tests or mid-term exams.
If you have discussed your situation with the Instructor of the course and feel that you are not being treated fairly, you can contact the Head of the Department that offers the course to seek assistance. The decision made at the Department level regarding your request for a mid-term deferral will be final.
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